SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

March 29, 2006 10:15 ET

Greenberg Traurig Expands Israeli Practice and Corporate & Securities Team in New York With the Addition of Mitchell C. Shelowitz

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2006 -- The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today that Mitchell Shelowitz has joined its New York office as Of Counsel in the Corporate & Securities department. He will join the team of attorneys that focuses on Israeli companies and transactions, expanding the group's existing capabilities.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Shelowitz was the Israeli Business Team Leader at Nixon Peabody LLP. He is former general counsel and corporate secretary to Ceragon Networks Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of broadband wireless telecommunications systems, and former legal counsel to Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of VSAT satellite telecommunications systems.

Mitch is an international business lawyer with extensive experience drafting and negotiating agreements that are essential to the day-to-day business activities of small and large Israeli and U.S. companies. He has multi-industry experience representing clients and as in-house counsel in the technology, telecommunications, Internet, software, healthcare, biomedical, homeland security, wine, food and restaurant, cosmetics, banking and insurance industries.

"Mitch's background in Israeli and international business and his broad corporate transactional experience make him a natural addition to our New York and national practice," said Alan I. Annex, who chairs the Corporate and Securities practice in the firm's New York office.

Mr. Shelowitz is the founder of the Association of Corporate Counsel Israel (formerly known as ACCA Israel) and served as its president from 2000 to 2004. He was also the Israeli liaison to the Executive Committee of the ACC International Legal Affairs Committee from 2003 to 2004.

"Mitch's experience in providing legal work for technology and telecommunication companies will enhance the services we can provide to clients, both in Israel and in the U.S.," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's New York office and National Operating Shareholder. "Mitch is a great addition to the team."

Mr. Shelowitz earned his J.D. from Touro Law Center, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and his B.A. from State University of New York at Albany.

About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with 1,500 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in The Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm is eighth on The National Law Journal's NLJ 250 listing of the largest law firms in the U.S. and ninth among The American Lawyer's Am Law 100, based on number of lawyers.

Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo.

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